Huntsman Sr.'s Deer Valley estate up for sale

Vacation residence, parcels of surrounding property hit the market at $55 million

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  • Anonymous
    Aug. 5, 2009 4:53 p.m.

    You know, if a group went in together and bought this place, it would make a sweet time-share arrangement!

  • Get over yourselves
    Aug. 5, 2009 4:00 p.m.

    You would buy these kinds of things too if you were a billionaire....

    My question is, do the cars come with the home :)

  • Ernest T. Bass
    Aug. 5, 2009 8:46 a.m.

    This guy is the Citizen Kane of Utah.

  • flatlander
    Aug. 5, 2009 7:35 a.m.

    So now I am a liberal and political propogandist--wow. Why not turn his small country home into a Ronald McDonald house to help those people. His new place in Driggs is just down the road from our family farm and we do not need our valley torn up and built up with McMansions because people like to come and fish two weeks a year.

  • Saul
    Aug. 5, 2009 1:27 a.m.

    I guess Park city is no longer the place to be. With a little over 8,000 people it has over 1500 homes on the market now.

  • Marino M.
    Aug. 4, 2009 10:19 p.m.

    Jon and Karen Huntsman are ANGELS. Our son was treated for cancer at their institute and it is an amazing place. We will never forget the experience!

    They have given (Philanthropy) in a "first class" manner, treated others with "first class" dignity, and deserve nothing but our gratitude and admiration.

    Too bad there are not more people in this world like them. Thank you Jon and Karen!!!

  • Atlas
    Aug. 4, 2009 7:43 p.m.

    Good luck Mr. Huntsman. You are a good man.
    Thank you for your example of industry, wealth, genrousity and kindness. You are a worthy American role model. Thank you.

  • Down with flat land libs
    Aug. 4, 2009 3:25 p.m.

    Yeah flatlander - you no good liberal. Shame on you and your fellow libs. You guys are heck bent on destroying the family unit and brainwashing small children. Please stay away from Deseret News posts.
    You probably like to watch the final scene of Old Yeller over and over again, and laugh while you do it. Shame on you for injecting political propaganda into this chain!!!!

  • Anonymous
    Aug. 4, 2009 12:36 p.m.

    It is his business from his hard work. Good for him!
    He earned it. Now, on the other hand probably not the best article in our economic times. People don't want to see how the others live when we are not as fortunate. Jealousy? a little, bad timing sorry.

  • to Ultimate Ute
    Aug. 4, 2009 12:24 p.m.

    THANK YOU! Anyone who takes the time to read about Jon Huntsman, Sr.'s humble start in life will know that wealth came to him as he and his wife GAVE to so many others. And I wouldn't be surprised at all if this house has a buyer even as we speak.

  • Ultimate Ute
    Aug. 4, 2009 11:53 a.m.

    Jon Huntsman built a cement plant after a 1988 devasted the country of Armenia (my maternal ancestors), and paid for the construction of a new school, sports complex, and 12 four story apartment complexes. Provided a 10 million dollar no interest loan. He provided reading glasses for every man, woman, and child that needed them in the same country. Funds two faculty positions and 13 student schoralships for Armenians at Utah State Univsersity. Founded a cancer center in Armenia. Earned the country's highest award – The Medal of Honor. Gave 150 million dollars to establish the Huntsman Cancer Institute. Gave 10 million dollars to the University of Utah. He and his wife, Karen, are the parents of nine children and grandparents to 55. Yep, he's a real loser.

  • livin' large
    Aug. 4, 2009 11:33 a.m.

    If Obama and Congress would give me some "Cash for Clunker HOUSES" money - say, $54,800,000 - for my Clunker House, I'd move in tomorrow!

  • A
    Aug. 4, 2009 11:32 a.m.

    I think the home looks beautiful. OK I admit it...I wish it were mine. However, on the other hand I would hate to have to clean it!

  • Re: flatlander
    Aug. 4, 2009 11:28 a.m.

    Using one's immense wealth to build an empire of sleaze & pornography (i.e. Hugh Hefner) is a disgusting use of wealth. The Huntsman family, on the other hand, has given much of their time and money to charity and cancer research.

  • For flatlander, the liberal
    Aug. 4, 2009 11:03 a.m.

    "flatlander | 7:58 a.m. Aug. 4, 2009
    What a disgusting use of wealth to build what in effect is a private hotel for one family and then like another river/lake better so try to dump it on the market."

    "flatlander", please level with voted for Obama, didn't you?

  • Carpet not Important-Cancer Is!
    Aug. 4, 2009 10:23 a.m.

    The carpet is just a style you're not accustomed to. I wouldn't use it in my home - it's quite appropriate and beautifully appointed in this log styled mansion. Good luck to the Huntsman's and their remarkable efforts in the fight against cancer - a devastating disease. Good news indeed! And thanks Des News for reporting it - very appropriate local news story - quite like other significant properties they're reported in the past year or so.

  • The Carpet!
    Aug. 4, 2009 10:08 a.m.

    You'd think the man could get some nice carpet for that home. It is the most tacky carpet I've ever seen.

  • Arnold
    Aug. 4, 2009 9:06 a.m.

    This home would sit on the market for a very long time at even $10 million...

  • Free advertising
    Aug. 4, 2009 9:02 a.m.

    Des News fell right into the real estate agents' scheme - provide free advertising to try to boost interest and awareness.

  • Trashy- Jealousy
    Aug. 4, 2009 8:39 a.m.

    This man has built a dynasty by hard smart work. Why do you people want to smear someone that is a life long contributor to everyones health and welfare. He is self made and a genuine Utah business man. I don't care what his personal wealth is, his contributions to this state and the world are inmeasureable. I'm personally just a retired very modest lower income person but I realize now that I didn't take advantage of numerous opportunities in my life that could have elevated me to a different financial position in life but I certainly don't begrudge someone that had the drive to attain what I haven't. I am personnally proud that Mr. Huntsman is a Utahn.

  • Now this is funny
    Aug. 4, 2009 8:30 a.m.

    Park City is to Aspen, what St. George is to Palm Springs...3rd rate! It's a "wealthy" man's paradise, just not a "rich" man's paradise. Let's face it, not much goes on in Park City from March - November. In places like California and New York, $55 million is no big deal, but Utah, You're kidding me, right? Obviously, not even the Huntsman's are big fans of Park City!

  • At least
    Aug. 4, 2009 8:23 a.m.

    Mr. Huntsman doesn't have prideful jealousy like Ms. flatlander. He has used his wealth to provide many benefits and blessings to people in need and will continue to do so. Go fish!

  • flatlander
    Aug. 4, 2009 7:58 a.m.

    What a disgusting use of wealth to build what in effect is a private hotel for one family and then like another river/lake better so try to dump it on the market.

  • My guess
    Aug. 4, 2009 7:37 a.m.

    It will be "for sale" for a long, long time!

  • Anonymous
    Aug. 4, 2009 7:14 a.m.

    The real estate commission will be sweet.

  • Targeted Market
    Aug. 3, 2009 10:21 p.m.

    LOL, no you think? How many people have 50million laying around to buy an oversized home? I think I'll wait till next year when homes bottom out to make my bid.